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Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region

 
December 24, 2012
Little did Charlie Fairbank know that when he went to donate blood on February 7, 1957, he would meet his perfect match. Not his perfect blood type match, but his marital match.
November 16, 2012
After trailing Michigan State since Day 1, Penn State came roaring back on November 15 with 339 blood donations given at the Hetzel Union Building, University Park Campus, to win the 19th annual Penn State-Michigan State Blood Donor Challenge.
November 2, 2012
American Red Cross, Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region, is continuing its efforts to reschedule cancelled blood drives and increase donor turnout at area blood drives to help replenish blood supplies following Superstorm Sandy. Through November 1, Superstorm Sandy forced the cancellation of...
October 29, 2012
As communities brace for Hurricane Sandy’s arrival, the American Red urges immediate blood and platelet donations in areas unaffected by this storm and asks that community members consider donating blood in affected areas once the storm passes through and it’s safe to do so.
September 19, 2012
Spring, summer, autumn and winter. No matter the time of year, helping to save lives is always in season! Leaves on the trees change colors, but the need for blood donors is constant. Every two seconds, someone in our country needs a blood transfusion. These needs continue day and night, 365 days a...
September 7, 2012
The American Red Cross is among a coalition of organizations encouraging Americans to observe the Ninth Annual National Preparedness Month this September by doing simple things that make a difference when every second counts. The Red Cross recommends three things most everyone can do to prepare for...
July 27, 2012
Each year, the Greater Alleghenies Region of the American Red Cross seeks nominations from its employees to recognize co-workers respected for their superior job performance, dedication and commitment. This year, five Greater Alleghenies Region employees – four based in Johnstown, one in...
July 19, 2012
Summer is a great time for vacationing and spending more time outside with family and friends. But with so many people enjoying summer activities, donating blood or platelets doesn’t always make the “to-do” list. Currently, blood donations through the American Red Cross are at the...
June 29, 2012
Emergency Need for Blood Donors The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors of all types. There is almost half the amount of readily available Red Cross blood now than there was at this point in time last year. Eligible donors with types O positive, O negative, A...
June 6, 2012
Congratulations to these blood drive sponsors whose blood drives met or exceeded goal.